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Lauren Hartley, a former Rocky Run student whose grandfather was the catalyst for the event, thinks the seventh-graders understand the stories but will need time to fully grasp their impact.

“They understand more of it once they turn 18 and understand what it would mean to be drafted,” she said. “Or they will have friends who will decide to go fight. They can’t imagine that when they’re 12.”

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